Monday, November 29, 2010

Now taking donations

Because, seriously, I need THIS!

Anybody who makes a donation gets a free pirate cruise if I get her!  ;-)


Friday, November 26, 2010

Just another Friday night in the GBC

*there is a discussion going on about making warm blankets, and a followup discussion of how to regain one's manliness after discussing blankets*

JayG           Tango, after that display I think you need to go kill something
JayG           ideally with an atlatl
SCI-FI       But you need a lot of them.
JayG           pffft
JayG           if Gargamel couldn't catch them what makes you think you could???
Lokidude    Jay, Gargamel didn't have an 06


Thursday, November 25, 2010


I promised myself I'd get this up tonight.  I have much to be thankful for this year, and sometimes, I need to see it written in front of me to realize it.

I'm thankful for the cold and wind outside, because my walls keep it out.

I'm thankful for good food, and good friends, and I hope to be able to visit as many as possible in the coming year.

I'm thankful for my parents, and my brother, and my aunts and uncles and my cousins, for once again showing me that, while we put the fun in dysfunctional, we are family, and nothing can break that.

I'm thankful that I was raised to believe that rest and peace are important, and that letting someone go isn't cold and heartless

I'm thankful for the newest addition to our family, because he's fun and furry and keeps life interesting.

I'm thankful for my new in-laws, who have accepted me into their family readily and seamlessly.

And most of all, I'm thankful for my wife, who has stood beside me through so much change and chaos, and who continues to do so.  I'm thankful for the woman who makes me want to be better, not because she demands it, but because she's worth it.  I'm thankful I have a wife who wants to do anything she can to help me in a crisis, but understands that sometimes, all that you can do is sit back and let things happen.  I'm grateful to be married to a woman who is hard working, and ambitious, and responsible, but who enjoys getting away from it all, camping and fishing, and the occasional spontaneous flight of whimsy.  I truly don't deserve her, and I'm thankful that she hasn't yet realized that.


Granolas going militant

It seems that a group of animal-rights activists have declared war on trappers.  They've posted a downloadable state-by-state list of all registered trappers, including their home addresses.  There's only one reason to do something like that, and that is deliberate, targeted harassment, and more.

From their own website,, comes the money quote:

Camille Marino is the Founder & Senior Editor of Negotiation Is Over! and a co-founder of Just Us. As a co-admin of NIO Florida, she and her colleagues have pooled their resources and are aligning themselves to create a network of militant activism across the state. Negotiating with abusers is an exercise in futility and the only action that matters to the imprisoned is the one that imparts freedom. Acutely aware of the fact that victimized animals do not read blogs, NIO strives to be an instrument of defiance, disruption, disobedience, subversion, creative & aggressive grassroots action, and a catalyst for revolutionary change. Liberation will not happen by politely asking abusers to be decent. Emotion and passion drive action… not sterile debate. 
(Emphasis mine.  Tells me most everything I need to know.) 

Okay, Slappy.  How about you go turn that friendly, cuddly, noble wolf loose and see what happens.  Just lemme pop some popcorn first.


H/T to good buddy Gay_Cynic.

Friday, November 19, 2010

It's that time again...

National Ammo Day is once again upon us.  (Easy to remember for me, as it's Baby Brother's birthday.)

On this day we protest with our wallet.  Buy 100 rounds of whatever caliber you love, from whatever source you prefer.  Make Chuck Schumer, Charlie Rangel, Paulie and Joshie and Joan Peterson and all the rest of the anti-rights tools quiver and quake as they know that they're losing.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

An update

They're sending my grandmother home tomorrow on hospice care.  Docs don't have a timeline for us, but I've seen her symptoms before, and they aren't good.  I've got a ticket on a 6 AM flight, to say goodbye before it's too late.  As I told my buddies in the GBC, she's a neverending well of piss and vinegar, and part of me figured it would carry her forever.

It's only got to carry her for 24 hours.  I'll be there, Nana, fast as I can.


Just... Damn

I got the call last night.  My grandmother has been in the hospital for a couple days, nothing we haven't seen before, she's been in off and on for six or seven years now.  But this time, for some reason, it felt different.  And the call came in.  The urologist is waiting for confirmation, but he's 99% sure that it's bladder cancer.  Combine that with the pneumonia that took her in in the first place, and it looks pretty rough.  I've finally wrapped my mind around the fact that it is that bad, but I can't resign myself to let go yet.  In all my 28 years, I've known that the old bat survives on pure meanness.  I can't fathom that that quality in her has possibly run out.  Thank god we live in the future, where I can get there in a couple hours when that call comes in.

For now, I'm raising a glass to continued meanness.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

You know you're a gun nut

You know you're a gun nut when you get busted by your wife for looking at another woman's butt, and your God's-honest-truth defense is "I was trying to figure out what caliber the 'bullets' in her belt were!"

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

For all those who stand ready

Thank you.

Thank you to Roark, and Tom, and Paul, and Pop and Granddad, and every other veteran out there, who stand and stood ready so that the rest of us can sleep at night, without worry whether we'll see the morning.

Photo thanks go to Oleg Volk
(Quote is Orwell.)
Check out his awesome posters


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It would follow that they were formed in a bar

Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, to be specific.

Happy Birthday, Devil Dogs. 235 years of kicking ass and taking names. Keep up the good work.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Help a friend out

Friend and fellow Conspirator Dixie has entered her daughter Evie in the Gerber Generation photo contest.  If she wins, she'll get a $25000 scholarship, and to be in a commercial.  And let's face it, Evie is the cutest kid in the contest.

So vote already!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Regarding my glowing happy mood this evening

Xman                 Loki's all positive and stuff. It's revolting :)
JayG                  It is
JayG                  he hasn't had the soul sucked out of his body yet
JayG                  yet
Redneckmp-     or had his spirit crushed
Lokidude           I'm a goddamn ray of sunshine, don't even try to fucking bring me down! ;-)
Xman                Someday, he'll ride his unicorn straight into the woodchipper of life

I love my friends.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Real men are proud to rock pink

And if I had the spare scratch, you'd better believe I'd have a bid in on the pink AR being auctioned on on Gunbroker to benefit the Susan G Komen breast cancer foundation.

Join in the fight to end Breast Cancer
  • This auction will support the fundraising goals of the Family Team which includes Walkers and Crew members in the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day walk.
  • 100% of the funds from this auction will benefit the Breast Cancer 3 Day.

  • Special thanks to DPMS Panther Arms and KG Industries for donating the coating services. Rifle will be shipped from DPMS upon confirmation of payment.
Several years ago, I lost a beloved aunt to breast cancer.  During the 8 or so years that she battled the disease, the Komen foundation and their affiliates advanced the treatment for her cancer in leaps and bounds, and have kept that pace going in the years since.  I fully support their efforts, and applaud Team Gunbroker for this awesome promotion to raise money for the 3-day.

If you've got the money, go bid.  If you have a woman in your life that you love, donate to the Komen Foundation.


I can't believe I haven't shown this off...

I got to talking with Trillian tonight in the #GBC, and we got to discussing her taste in handguns.  I showed her a picture of my 1911, and then realized that I've actually never shown it off here, and particularly since I swapped the grips and mainspring housing for pretty wood McCormick slims and a flat MSH.

So, here ya go.

It is, quite honestly, my favorite to shoot, and to carry, whenever I can cover it.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's that time again

Today is election day. Every other year, we as Americans throw a bloodless revolution, as we have for better than 225 years. This revolution is one of the most important of our lives. Get out. Vote. I can't make the blanket statement to "vote them all out," because I have phenomenal representation, but as a general rule, booting the establishment is a good thing, in my mind. Must be the punk still thriving deep down inside me.

And if you needed any more motivation to vote Republican, I have 5 words for you: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer. That's what you'll get if Nevada goes the way the polls seem to be leaning. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Schumer is personally responsible for the Hughes Amendment, and that alone should tell you everything you need to know about the man.

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